The Third La Salle National CNF Writers’ Workshop for Doctors of Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) is open for applications from physician-writers. The workshop will be held on Thursday and Friday evenings (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) from July 7 to July 22 via Zoom.
The workshop is part of BNSCWC’s efforts to boost collaborations and critical/creative exchanges between scientists and artists; to train medical practitioners (who have the potential to write or who already have manuscripts) in the art of life writing; and to help immortalize the stories and contributions of our front-liners to this nation, especially during these precarious times.
Marjorie M. Evasco, De La Salle University’s (DLSU) writer in residence and professor emeritus of literature, is the project director. She will be joined by doctor-writers Dr. Lance Isidore Catedral and Dr. Joey A. Tabula in the panel. The workshop shall consist of six synchronous sessions on Thursday and Friday evenings across three weeks. Fellows will be given craft lectures by physician-writers, and will be offered writing prompts for possible writing projects that may be taken up on the last session.
Applicants are asked to submit at least one nonfiction narrative or personal essay ranging from 2,500 to 3,500 words in either English or Filipino. Ten fellows shall be chosen for this workshop.
Application requirements are: a PDF of a short resume, with a page containing applicant’s ID photo and complete contact information (residence address, email address, contact number); DOCx file of the creative nonfiction piece following this file format: surname and first keyword of the work.
Applications must be submitted by May 15 via Google Forms: tinyurl.com/BNSCNF-WorkshopforDoctors. Chosen fellows will be informed on June 5 and must confirm their participation by June 15.